On Being a VC Who Travels

“If you travel long enough, every story becomes a novel.” — Gloria Steinem On the Road/Off the Road I just finished reading My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem’s first-person account of her travels and being an activist who was (and still is) known for being in all of the places that it makes sense […]

Staying Alive

Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get the next one. Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get […]

Call Your Customers

The most important tool to finding product-market fit is in your hand right now and a lot of founders are too scared to use it. Pick up the phone and call your customers. It seems obvious, but every single time I suggest it to founders, they act like I just told them to remove their own […]

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Lonely Planet Markets to Travelers in the Face of Disaster

If you’ve spent the past few days sleeping in an airline terminal and taking baths in the sink, guide book publisher Lonely Planet has your back. Lonely Planet has made 13 of their European iPhone city guides available for free download for travelers stranded due to the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. The iPhone guides […]